A Morning to Be Still ……………#fmfparty

A Morning to Be Still ……………#fmfparty
This post is part of the link up for the Five Minute Friday over at Kate Motaung’s Blog , where you write for Five Minutes on a specific word and the goal is to just write & no editing. (It is supposed to be a free write)
Here is my five minute write:

This morning was one of those mornings where quiet would have been preferred but alas that is not how the morning began. It was full of activity of boys getting ready for school and a mom who thought what she wanted was a chance to be still and sit with her coffee and her bible. As the tears threatened to spill over I realized that what I needed was my heart to be still.

One of my favorite verses is “Be still and know that I am God.” That is really my hearts cry today, that I can be still. That I can know. That I can taste and can see God in a powerful way. It requires me to be still. Being still is not easy for me, in fact sometimes it seems very, very hard. The more I work to be still the more my thoughts invade. Distractions compound.

Being still is hard for me, I find that sometimes when I am still tears are more easily ready to flow (and do). The truth that God reveals is hard to accept and can be heartbreaking. The flip side of that coin is that I find great joy in being still because I see God’s hand at work in my life. I can and do experience His presence in amazing and new ways. I find confidence that He has this.

In the stillness is where I see my faith and trust in the Father above come to the surface and be exercised often more than when I am being active. It requires me to choose to not move, but to wait. What I am learning in being still is sometimes Jesus asks us to walk with Him; still is not being lazy. It is not being a sideline viewer of my life but an active part in it.

Being still is me choosing to quiet my heart and my spirit, waiting and trusting, believing in His love for me and that He is right there with me.

Today…..learning to follow, listen and obey; trusting in the ONE who loves me and HE loves you too.



  • Jackie

    November 14, 2014 at 11:13 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing. I can really relate to the trying to find stillness and finding tears there. It is so hard to be still, and yet my heart longs for it. Our society has taught us still is lazy, but God’s truth is higher.

    • Gail

      November 14, 2014 at 11:49 pm Reply


      Thanks for stopping by. Learning to be still and not believe the lie that it is lazy is a hard but important truth we need to hold near. Have a blessed weekend.


  • Pattyann

    November 15, 2014 at 4:28 am Reply

    I have such a hard time being still. It seems as if we are always going way too fast to take the time to Find Him. Thank you so much for sharing this today.

    • Gail

      November 15, 2014 at 5:06 am Reply

      Hi Patty. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are able to find time this weekend to be still and spend some time with Him. Gail

  • Julie

    November 16, 2014 at 4:37 am Reply

    Thank you for talking about stillness. It’s something I struggle with at times! It’s great to check out your blog, from FMF.

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